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New Cyber Security Centre Gets $550K Injection from Province

December 18, 2019 7:01 AM | News

Cyber Security

WINNIPEG — The province is spending $550,000 to help create a new Cyber Security Technical Centre of Excellence.

The project is being cost-shared by the provincial government, the Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology (MITT), industry and other potential sources.

“This project exemplifies what MITT strives to do every day in collaboration with industry, government and allied stakeholders,” said MITT president and CEO Ray Karasevich.

“We are looking at needs, looking at opportunities and finding rapid solutions to the challenges facing our economy. We are grateful to have the province’s support as we work to stimulate job creation and innovation in the dynamic and growing field of cyber security.”

MITT will provide a data centre for its students, instructors and industry trainers to allow for testing, simulating and applying solutions to real-life, cyber security challenges. The centre will allow the industry to learn, train, develop and grow through full-time and short-term training programs, collaborations and applied research, on and off campus.

The funding will be spread out between December 2019 and March 2023.